Talking the Talk

by Emily McGrew As scientists, we often get caught up in the day-to-day concerns about experimental controls and reading the next chapter for class, so we don’t take time to think about our context in the wider fields of biology, science and the world. After a long day of presentations on very specific research topics, …

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Highlights from the Symposium Talks

by Leah Everitt, Elisabeth Sorrows, and Emily McGrew Our favorite talks from the University of Michigan's Early Career Scientist Symposium on March 29: Leah: Cool Cow Genes My favorite talk at the symposium was entitled “From the Aurochs to the Anthropocene: domestication and global movement of cattle in the past 10,000 years". This talk focused …

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Touring the Museum at UMich

by Katherine and Elisabeth Sorrows Looking around the museum Each of us found a different section that we really enjoyed. We looked at the Smilodon and the Mastodon. They have Mastodon footprints to look at and the right hind leg of the Mastodon was printed on a 3-D printer so you could see the pixels …

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Exploring the Museum Collections at UMich

by Katherine and Elisabeth Sorrows First Day at University of Michigan We got to interact with current PhD students, meet with an EC alum who works in the museum, explore the collections and museum and talk to the museum staff. We will focus this week on our interactions with the collections. Look NEXT week for …

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On the Road Again

by Emily McGrew Even museum staffers occasionally take a break and hit the road for a springtime road trip! Two weekends ago, Heather, our director, drove a minivan full of sleepy museum staffers to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. We had the chance to meet with a few members of their museum team …

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